ICH 201 August 2013: The NSA: ‘The Abyss from Which There Is No Return’

20 August 2013 – Information Clearing House

How Some Ordinary Egyptians Became ‘Malicious Terrorists’

By Robert Fisk

It is true that gunmen have fired from Brotherhood crowds. A handful at most – and it does not justify the Egyptian press calling tens of thousands of people “terrorists”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35922.htm

 

Turkey Accuses Israel of Being Behind Egypt Coup

By Reuters

Erdogan Says He Has Evidence Pointing to Involvement.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35917.htm

 

Painting Turkish Prime Minister As Anti-Semitic

Brotherhood Seeking to Outfox Egyptian Army With New Spiritual Leader

By Zvi Bar’el

With friends like Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt doesn’t need enemies. It’s still got lots, though – mainly in the Egyptian military.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35921.htm

 

Why Saudi Arabia is Taking a Risk by Backing the Egyptian Coup

By David Hearst

King Abdullah fears the Muslim Brotherhood, which challenges the kingdom’s claim to be the protector of Islam.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35918.htm

 

Photojournalist Kate Brooks Reveals the Human Cost of War

Video

Immediately after the September 11 attacks, the then 24-year-old photographer Kate Brooks set out to document the impact of war on civilians.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35916.htm

 

The NSA: ‘The Abyss from Which There Is No Return’

By John W. Whitehead

For those who are not worried about the government filming you when you drive, listening to your phone calls, using satellites to track your movements and drones to further spy on you, you’d better start worrying.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35919.htm

 

David Miranda: ‘They Said I Would be Put in Jail if I Didn’t Co-operate’

By Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro

Partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald gives his first interview on nine-hour interrogation at Heathrow airport.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35914.htm

 

Journalism Under Threat:The Day Government Agents Came and Smashed Our Hard Drives

By Alan Rusbridger

Guardian Editor

As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge – and the Guardian offices – have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35913.htm

 

Government Threats to Journalist’s ‘Signaling Rise of Fascism’ – WikiLeaks

Video

RT talks to WikiLeaks spokesperson, Kristinn Hrafnsson.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35915.htm

 

Ten Reasons the U.S. Is No Longer the Land of the Free

By Jonathan Turley

The list of powers acquired by the U.S. government since 9/11 puts us in rather troubling company.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35923.htm

 

Abracadabra: You’re a Part-Timer

By Barbara Garson

How Corporate America Used the Great Recession to Turn Good Jobs Into Bad Ones.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35920.htm

 

At least 40 killed in Baghdad bombings:

Iraq violence killed 40 people including 15 civilians on Tuesday, officials said, as authorities hailed arrests in a campaign aimed at curbing the country’s worst unrest since 2008.

http://is.gd/dSpHHt

 

Egypt: Security Forces Used Excessive Lethal Force: HRW:

Worst Mass Unlawful Killings in Country’s Modern History

http://is.gd/9v4DJb

 

Coup government in Egypt kill political prisoners in Abu Zaabal prison :

Video – Warning -

http://is.gd/hCvcJD

 

U.S. ‘troubled’ by Egypt prison killings, says Muslim Brotherhood shouldn’t be banned:

“We are … deeply troubled by the suspicious deaths of Muslim Brotherhood prisoners in a purported prison escape attempt near Cairo,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, referring to 37 supporters of ousted President Mohamned Morsi who died in disputed circumstances on Sunday.

http://is.gd/yvDAgP

 

Egypt draft constitution may ban religious political parties – report:

Egypt’s new constitution may ban all religious political parties, sources told Ahram Online, as the army-backed interim government hints that it may declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization after clashes that have left over 800 dead.

http://is.gd/ENhXkN

 

Muslim Brotherhood must be removed like Nazis, Egypt’s ambassador to Britain says:

 Egypt’s ambassador to Britain has said the military-led offensive on the opposition set out to be no different from the British response to the 2011 London riots, but turned bloody when the Muslim Brotherhood started firing on the security forces.

http://is.gd/KqzJEl

 

Fact or fiction? :

Senator: Obama Administration Secretly Suspended Military Aid to Egypt:

The White House has quietly placed military aid to Egypt on hold, despite not saying publicly whether the Egyptian military takeover was a coup, Josh Rogin reports exclusively.

http://is.gd/b5Wtev

 

White House says U.S. has not cut off aid to Egypt:

 Media reports that suggest the United States has cut off aid to Egypt are not accurate, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday, adding that the Obama administration is still reviewing its options.

http://is.gd/rXmZGr

 

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie set to face trial Sunday:

The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was arrested early Tuesday, will stand trial with other members of the Islamist organization on charges that include inciting murder, Egyptian prosecutors said.

http://is.gd/VSkJM0

 

Egypt ‘anti-coup’ alliance slams Brotherhood arrest: Video -

Egypt’s Anti-Coup Alliance, which opposes the army’s ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, condemns the arrest of the chief of the Muslim Brotherhood.

http://is.gd/yLlx7j

 

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood names Mahmoud Ezzat as interim head:

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood today named a new interim head after its chief was arrested. Mahmoud Ezzat was appointed as the supreme guide of the group after its spiritual leader Mohamed Badie was arrested as part of a crackdown on Islamists demanding reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

http://is.gd/vhGACJ

 

Cairo court sets trial date for ElBaradei:

Former vice president accused of “betraying national trust” because of resignation after crackdown on Morsi supporters.

http://is.gd/EIXROT

 

Egyptians See Life Worse Now Than Before Mubarak’s Fall:

Eighty percent of Egyptians saw their country as worse off, and half believed their country will still be worse off in five years.

http://is.gd/l44OYP

 

Israel and Egypt strengthen military ties:

Egypt more willing to cooperate with Israel after the fall of the Mursi regime, say observers

http://is.gd/9MZe1u

 

US slams Erdogan Israel claim on Morsi ouster:

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the comments were “offensive and unsubstantiated and wrong.”

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=622641

 

Israel forms spy network to fight Sinai attacks:

Israel has deployed hundreds of intelligence agents on its southern border with Egypt to combat the growing threat of attack from “Jihadist” groups in the neighbouring Sinai peninsula.

http://is.gd/rwgr1l

 

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in occupied W.Bank raid: army:

Israeli occupation force troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded two others during an operation early Tuesday to arrest a Palestinian militant in the West Bank city of Jenin, the army said

http://is.gd/hfuoTm

 

Israel and Palestinians hold secret meeting:

“A meeting was held today between the Palestinian delegation, headed by Saeb Erekat and Mohammad Shtayyeh, and the Israeli delegation of [Justice Minister] Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

http://is.gd/6hPLem

 

Syrian army recaptures all rebel positions in Latakia:

The Syrian army has recaptured all rebel-held positions in President Bashar al-Assad’s home province of Latakia, state media said Monday. A Syrian security force said the army still had to retake the Salma region, a key area on the Turkey border.

http://is.gd/tqWg42

 

Afghanistan: Suicide attack kills 5 people in Logar province:

According to local authorities in eastern Logar province of Afghanistan, at last five people including two Afghan Local Police (ALP) officers were killed following a suicide attack in this province.

http://is.gd/F0jNxD

 

NATO Occupation Force Soldier Killed in Insurgent Attack in Eastern Afghanistan:

The death marks the fourth NATO casualty this month after three U.S. service members were killed in an insurgent attack in Paktia province on August 11.

http://is.gd/BHI0AB

 

Musharraf indicted in Bhutto murder case:

Former military ruler formally charged with murder of ex-PM Benazir Bhutto by court in Rawalpindi.

http://is.gd/QFt2YO

 

Nigeria: Gunmen sack police station, kill 3 policemen:

Gunmen sack police station, kill 3 policemen and freed suspects in kaduna village attack.

http://is.gd/f2gcT8

 

UK Media Crackdown: Greenwald’s Partner Detained, Guardian Forced to Destroy Snowden Files:

Video – Democracy Now! report – DAVID MIRANDA: [translated] I stayed in a room with three different agents that were entering and exiting. They spoke to me, asking me questions about my whole life. They took my computer, my video game, cellphone, everything.

http://is.gd/DuMEEE

 

David Miranda ‘forced to give passwords’ at Heathrow:

A Brazilian man held for nine hours at Heathrow airport under anti-terror laws has said he was forced to divulge email and social media account passwords. David Miranda said his interrogators threatened that he could go to prison if he did not do so.

http://is.gd/cgdVSq

 

Britain defends detaining the partner of Edward Snowden journalist:

The British government Tuesday defended the detention of the partner of an American journalist who helped reveal widespread spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying that authorities had a duty to act against someone suspected of possessing “highly sensitive stolen information.”

http://is.gd/v4MEOW

 

White House was given ‘heads-up’ over David Miranda detention in UK:

As the UK’s anti-terror legislation watchdog called for a radical overhaul of the laws that allowed police to confiscate Miranda’s electronic equipment, the US distanced itself from the action by saying that British authorities took the decision to detain him.

http://is.gd/E9AB16

 

Glenn Greenwald & David Miranda Speak Out: Video-

“Journalism Is Not a Crime and It’s Not Terrorism”

http://is.gd/txBrdm

 

Greenwald partner sues Home Office as UK defends ‘Miranda op’:

Miranda’s lawyer, Gwendolen Morgan, said her client was seeking a judicial review of the legal basis for his detention and wanted assurances that the property seized from him by police would not be examined.

http://is.gd/hHjY5J

 

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches:

If the police arrest you, do they need a warrant to rifle through your cellphone? Courts have been split on the question. Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and rule that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless cellphone searches.

http://is.gd/30z0x4

 

California to force-feed hunger strikers:

A federal judge has approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates participating in an ongoing hunger strike now entering its seventh week

http://is.gd/eQEIic

 

Greece will need new bailout, says Germany’s Schaeuble:

Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said for the first time that Greece will need another bailout to plug a forthcoming funding gap. His comments come at a sensitive time for his party as Germany will hold elections in five weeks’ time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23774633

 

New record: Federal Reserve owes more than $2 trillion in US debt:

The US is said to be in the hole to the amount of $16.9 trillion. University of California, San Diego economics professor James Hamilton has laid other claims as of late, though, going on record recently to estimate the real debt owed by the US is closer to a staggering $70 trillion.

http://is.gd/isCmK0

 

How low can you get: the minimum wage scam:

Wonder why benefit spending is rising? Simple: corporations get away with crappy wages, so government has to make up the rest

http://is.gd/9E7tGE

 

Cost Of War

 

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883

 

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,258

 

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

 

$1,465,937,388,134

http://www.costofwar.com/

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Posted 21st August 2013 by InI in category Information Clearing House

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